For THIS PLACE thru Jul 25
Seaside textile artist Cicely Gilman
Born in the USA, the artist lived with her family in Vienna, Austria, where she went to the American International School. I later graduated from St. Martin’s College of Art in London, England. She was a colorist for textile converters in New York City and then moved to Los Angeles, where she established “Cicely,” a silk painting company.
Cicely hand paints silks for boutiques, major museums, and selected gift shops, such as the High Museum, Whitney, and LACMA. She has had her work in various art shows around the country and as a featured artist at Fairweather Gallery. Recently she has been creating silk designs using a water theme, offering one-of-a-kind silk scarves, hand-sewn and hemmed, exclusively for the Seaside community.
Fairweather welcomes Candace Wilson.
I took ceramics in college, along with painting and drawing. I earned a B.S. in Applied Design After four years of college and trading paintings for dental work, I needed a job that used my skill set. I went back to college and studied graphic design. Fell in love with the four-color process, designing logos, and printing processes.
My clay work reflects my graphic experience, using words, textures, and images. My drawings and fonts are made into rubber stamps and applied to wet clay. I enjoy making things using the slab technique or wheel-thrown pottery. I keep the “maker marks” on my pottery, so people know it is handmade. My quest is to make people smile and think positively when the world around us seems chaotic. -CW
Last call for THIS PLACE, July’s Fairweather special exhibition.
Art on display and for sale through July 25
Painters, artists, and photographers explore the language of landscape
THIS PLACE, a special exhibition with selected original works by regional artists Paul Brent, Victoria Brooks, Nick Brakel, Barbara Bacon Folawn, Cicely Gilman, Bev Drew Kindley, Neal Maine, JoAnn Pari-Mueller, and Jan Rimerman.
Fairweather House and Gallery
612 Broadway St.
DIFFERENT STROKES, an exhibition of original abstracts.
Through August 25
Featuring watercolors by Bill Baily, en Plein air work by Karen Doyle, frescoes by Agnes Field, Art Deco works by Rene Hafeman, fused glass art by Carolyn Myers Lindberg, and encaustic works by Peg Wells.
AGNES FIELD for DIFFERENT STROKES
Aug. 2022 at Fairweather Gallery
The Astoria-based artist uses a matter-of-fact approach to painting and making objects by improvising and reusing found materials along with the paint to amplify the intended meaning.
She has a Master’s Degree in Studio Fine Art from New York University, has served as acting president of non-profit Astoria Visual Arts and Visual Arts Curator @KALA, and has participated in many juried exhibits and residencies.
“Painting is a dark romance – a sensuous love of paint and materials, but also the expression of unknown meaning that always finds its way to the surface. It is often on edge between making and destroying.
You can look at an object for a long time, and then one day, its meaning changes – which changes the object. Painting is one way of looking for the mystery that is always there hiding in plain sight and is the price of one’s time for understanding.” AF
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In appreciation to THIS PLACE featured artist and Rain Spark director, Jan Rimerman, for the referral of Candace Wilson to the Gallery. And, too, in gratitude to DIFFERENT STROKES featured artist Agnes Field for the recommendation of the Gallery of fellow abstract artist Cicely Gilman. Those that live for the arts support the arts.